After eight years of consistent releases, forward-thinking bass and trap producer Hydraulix has announced his debut album Imposter Syndrome will arrive this autumn. In tandem with the album announcement, the Australian DJ and producer has shared the LP’s lead single, ‘Waratah’, with Latin Grammy Award Winning producer Nitti Gritti. ‘Waratah’, a one-of-a-kind trap offering that combines bombastic production with a minimalist flair, is available now across all streaming platforms via WAKAAN.
‘Waratah’ is brimming with sharp musical twists and turns that boast prime elements from Hydraulix and Nitti Gritti’s respective styles. The ferocious cut opens with on an eerily peaceful note, shrouding the track behind a false sense of security. Before long, ‘Waratah’ devolves into trap mayhem as sirens and heavily distorted bass announce the tone shift. The production takes a drastic turn at the drop when the over-the-top buildup cuts out for a singular shrill synth commands center stage. The springing top melody pairs well with the sporadic and grandiose percussion, making for an unexpected and unparagoned experience that sets an impressive standard for the rest of Hydraulix’s full LP.
After a career spanning the better part of a decade, Hydraulix is ready for his biggest artistic venture yet with his forthcoming debut album. Bass fans worldwide know Hydraulix as a household name, most recently from his time touring across North America in support of Liquid Stranger and performing speaker-knocking live sets at festivals like Lost Lands, Bass Canyon, Wobbleland, E-Zoo and more. Often seen releasing via Wakaan, Hydraulix has been sought after by such major labels as Never Say Die Records, Disciple, RAM Records, and Circus Records, to name a few. After years of earning the widespread respect of the industry and the die-hard fans, Hydraulix’s long overdue debut record is sure to make massive waves for bass heads everywhere.